Street Names Changed For Logan Days Centennial


By WSIL Reporter

MURPHYSBORO-- It was a big weekend for Murphyboro as it celebrates 100 years since the start of "Logan Days"

In honor of the centennial celebration, the city has changed the name of several streets back to their original designations.

Short Street is now Louisa Place,  A portion of 15th street is called Tucker Street, and a part of 16th street will now be known as Andrews Street.

 The namesakes are all relatives of General John A. Logan's wife; Mary, who gave a portion of her property to Murphysboro.
"Over the years, those streets have been changed and we wanted to move them back, at least symbolically." says Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens. He said he hopes the change will help honor the legacy of Logan and his family.
Roughly a half dozen descendants of General John A Logan were at the renaming event on Saturday, Including Logan's great, great grand-daughter. 
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